Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents
Soul Jazz Records launches their new electronic music imprint Sounds Of The Universe division with the first of two new albums by Hieroglyphic Being. Currently gracing the front cover of The Wire, Hieroglyphic Being presents his debut album for the new label - 'The Acid Documents' - an album made up of tracks first released last year and only ever available in a bespoke edition of 100 copies in the form of a homemade CD-R made exclusively for the Sounds Of The Universe record store. This album is now released officially as a one-off edition of 1000 copies on coloured double vinyl and CD, fully remastered with artwork by Japanese artist 2Yang. Hieroglyphic Being AKA Jamal Moss is a DJ / composer / sound artist who makes pioneering, experimental, boundary-pushing Afro-futurist electronic music. Born and based in Chicago, Moss's music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city's musical lineage: that of Chicago's original acid house sound - Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61. This association with Sun Ra is by no means hypothetical, having just been in the studio with the Arkestra leader Marshall Allen and a host of free jazz players for Hieroglyphic Being and JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl's 'We Are Not The First' album. Similarly his relationship to Chicago's original acid house pioneers of the late 80s is no hyperbole.